Brendan Rodgers explains why he snubbed Arsenal

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers [Courtesy] Brendan Rodgers has penned a massive £40million deal to stay at Leicester after snubbing Arsenal. And the Foxes boss now aims to build a legacy and make his high-flying side one of the club’s most entertaining teams ever. Former Liverpool and Celtic coach Rodgers,46, has agreed terms which will earn him £8m a year until 2025. He only joined in February on £5m a year from Celtic but has quickly transformed City, who are second after seven straight wins. It prompted interest from the Gunners when they axed Unai…

Cost and price of Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr on Sky Sports Box Office

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will clash in the desert of Saudi Arabia in a crunch fight in the heavyweight division. Few predicted there would be a rematch when Ruiz stepped in to challenge Joshua at six weeks’ notice in June when Jarrell Miller was forced out having failed three drug tests. But the chubby challenger dropped Joshua four times before stopping him in the seventh round to rip away his three heavyweight belts. Six months on and the rivals will clash again in a mouthwatering sequel which has…

Anthony Joshua can box his way back to the top against Andy Ruiz Jr

Before their first fight in June, nobody backed against Anthony Joshua. Now opinion is divided on whether he can win their rematch. Andy Ruiz exploded the aura of invincibility, which had surrounded Joshua since the 2012 Olympics, with one left hook. He battered him into submission and big questions remain over the psychological damage such a comprehensive defeat has inflicted on Joshua. He must face the accusation he is chinny and he has shown during his career he is open to left hooks. Joshua played right into Ruiz’s hands in…

Carlos Tevez says Man Utd stars bullied him so much Wayne Rooney gave him a Lamborghini

Carlos Tevez has revealed how Wayne Rooney gifted him a flash Lamborghini after Manchester United stars bullied him over his Audi. The Argentina striker spent two seasons on loan at Old Trafford that culminated in the United fans singing “Fergie, sign him up” and a Champions League win. And Tevez has opened up on his memorable spell in the red half of Manchester, sharing an anecdote about his early days at the club after arriving in 2007. Among the standout stories is one regarding his car, with United stars taking…

Political football: Riquelme and Maradona carry old feud into Boca election

Boca Juniors’ fans wear Riquelme masks and t-shirts supporting the Ameal ticket at the game against Argentinos Juniors on November [Courtesy] Diego Maradona and Juan Roman Riquelme are back in the heart of the battle at their former club Boca Juniors, but this weekend they are playing political football. Riquelme’s decision to join the opposition ticket in the election of the club board has added fuel to a heated campaign and reopened a feud with Maradona who aimed a broadside at his former team-mate. The vote on Sunday is also…

Solskjaer taunts Man City ahead of Manchester Derby

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola face off tonight [Courtesy] Ole Gunnar Solskjaer taunted Manchester City ahead of today’s derby by insisting United remain the bigger club – despite their fall from grace. City have won back-to-back titles and rewritten the Premier League record books, while United’s last league triumph came in 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson. Despite having lost their way since Ferguson left, Solskjaer claimed United will always be a bigger club than City, ahead of the Etihad Stadium showdown. Solskjaer also took a playful dig at City by saying “At least…

Arsenal announce £30m loss in matchday revenue as annual accounts are published

Arsenal have published their accounts for the year ending May 31 2019 – showing a £30million loss in matchday revenue. The Gunners have gone from a pre-tax profit of £97.4million to a pre-tax loss of £23.5million amid wretched form on the pitch. Arsenal made over £100million less in player sales – going from £122million to £16million – not including figures from the summer transfer window. But perhaps the most stark figure was the matchday revenue falling to £69million. Overall, revenue fell from £388.6million to £367.5million – something the club attribute…

Barcelona boss hints at Arturo Vidal transfer amid Man Utd link

Ernesto Valverde has admitted that Arturo Vidal could leave Barcelona next month. It has been reported that Vidal is a target for Manchester United next month as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to add depth to his struggling midfield. Vidal is said to be frustrated with the lack of playing time on offer at Barcelona this season, having only featured nine times this season. The arrival of Frenkie De Jong in the summer has sparked changes in the Nou Camp midfield this season and Vidal is among those struggling for game…

Aubameyang ready to quit Arsenal

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [Courtesy] Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has pulled out of talks with the club over a contract extension. And the Gunners captain is ready to quit the club next summer. Aubameyang won the Premier League golden boot last season and has once more scored goals this term, with 12 in 17 so far despite the North Londoners’ miserable start to the campaign. His contract has 18 months left to run, but his situation has club chiefs facing a dilemma over whether to sell him next summer – or let him…

Liverpool’s matches at FIFA Club World Cup moved to new stadium weeks before competition

Liverpool’s games in the FIFA Club World Cup have had their venue changed just weeks before the tournament begins. The Reds are due to fly out to Qatar later this month to play in the competition, where the semi-final involving them was due to be played at Education City. FIFA’s Club World Cup was set to be used as a grand opening for the venue, which has been built for the World Cup in 2022. But the opening of the stadium has now been delayed until the start of 2020…